• Business briefs - 12/17/2014 05:48 PM EST
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    Happy 'Ha-Cha-nu-nnu-k-kk-a-ah!': The many spellings of Hanukkah

    Experts explain the reasons behind the many accepted spellings of the Jewish holiday
    12/16/2014 07:13 AM EST
    Imagine writing a birthday card to a friend, and not being sure how to spell the word "birthday. 
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    Facebook releases list of most talked about topics in 2014
    12/11/2014 03:30 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. Full Story

    Ask Mr. Know-It-All: Red snow story doesn't sound real
    12/11/2014 03:29 PM EST - Q: I work with one of the biggest liars ever. He claims he and his girlfriend were hiking the Sierra Nevada this summer in the upper elevations where there was still snow on the ground. Full Story

    Five free things to do to celebrate the holidays in New York City
    12/11/2014 03:28 PM EST - NEW YORK >> The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Full Story

    Short Answers: Every town is a small town
    12/11/2014 03:26 PM EST - Dear Short Answers >> We just purchased a house for $545,000. The listing agent was also the selling agent. Full Story

    Book review: 'Family Furnishings' by Alice Munro
    12/11/2014 03:25 PM EST - A year after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature and was cited for her mastery of the modern short story, her publisher has collected 24 of her stories published over the past two decades. Full Story

    The Bookstore to host 'Sauces: A Global History' author
    12/11/2014 03:25 PM EST - LENOX >> The Bookstore will host a reading and presentation of "Sauces: A Global History" by Maryann Tebben at 1 p. Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: Don't trip over trip meaning
    12/05/2014 10:32 AM EST - Q: What does it mean to "trip the light fantastic"? — J.S., East Ridge, Tenn. Full Story

    Deck the halls with a homemade wreath that is sure to spruce up your home
    12/05/2014 11:22 AM EST - Perhaps it's that spicy, clean sap smell, or the visual power of a fat red bow tied around an ample balsam wreath — there's just something so perfect, so homey, so Rockwellian about holiday greenery. Full Story

    Tenement Museum: A look at life in tenement housing
    12/05/2014 10:31 AM EST - NEW YORK >> The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Full Story

    Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace. Full Story